So I was given an opportunity to do a pitch piece for the new Alien prequel based off of a design H.R. Giger did for one of the previous Alien movies (which was not used).
This was not intended to be the actual design, nor was it used for the new Alien film. As for where we are with the whole process, who knows. But thought you guys would like to see.
I like the SLEEK BLACK look and semi-biomechanical feel (ie not Pumpkinhead). But there's still something about it that I don't love (remember, I'm quite picky). I think the overall design & shape reminds me too much of the creature design from ALIEN3, which I'm not a fan of. Maybe its the mouth/lips....
But I do dig Adonihs' markings on the shoulders and beneath the head dome. And the beforementioned sleekness adds a really nice feel to the Alien. It would look awesome in the darkness of space aboard a space vessel... or inside a Giger Hive. Anyway, its a huge improvement from the Resurrection and AVP versions.
I'm posting Ryan's email as well (hope you don't mind, Ryan) cause I like what he says:
Hi Jim,I'm a long time reader. I too share your love (and hates) of the alien franchises. I fell in love with the first two movies and ever since then it has been a slippery slope downward into the abyss of AVPR. I've sent your "hating the predalien" post to a number of friends who thought he was "cool". I hate the Pumpkinhead aliens with extra articulated legs. I hope we get back to the sleek, sexy aliens but I just don't know anymore. Fool me once, shame on you Fox. Fool me 5 or more times... and I'm a fool for spending money on your crappy movies.I just ran across this concept art piece on DeviantArt that the artist said was a pitch for the upcoming prequals. I am not excited about them in the least but it looks to be a return to the earlier alien design. Also it says it was rejected which means they are probably stocked up on Pumpkinheads at the moment. At any rate, I thought you may dig this.Keep up the alien posts!-Ryan
And hanks to Adonhis for sharing his design online!